When looking ahead to the next 12 months, it will become more expensive to operate a fleet in the coming years. Vehicle acquisition costs have increased due to reduced fleet incentives. Fuel prices will likely continue to trend upward, and maintenance costs will ratchet higher due to more companies adopting extended replacement schedules.
December 1, 2021
When looking ahead to the next 12 months, it is clear that it will become more expensive to operate a fleet in the coming years. Vehicle acquisition costs have increased due to reduced fleet incentives. Fuel prices, in all likelihood, will continue to trend upward and maintenance costs will ratchet higher due to more companies adopting extended replacement schedules.
November 20, 2021
This State of the Fleet Industry episode covers the impact of the parts shortage, revelations of the pandemic on the auto industry, as well as what's causing the supply chain disruption.
November 8, 2021
Automotive Fleet Editor, Mike Antich, speaks with Director of Fleet for Bill Napleton National Fleet Sales about the origin of fleet dealers, the impact of secondary dealer codes, as well as the role of fleet dealers in today's market in this Spotlight interview.
September 15, 2021
Learn about the biggest impact of the pandemic on fleet operations, the health of OEM ordering banks, and the collateral impacts from supply chain bottle necks in this episode of the State of the Fleet Industry.
August 23, 2021
Automotive Fleet is in contact with fleet professionals in many different fleet segments. As part of an going series, here's what fleet professionals are telling us is top of mind for them.
May 13, 2021
Find out how the microchip shortage is affecting vehicle sales, how OEMs are prioritizing production, and why there's a demand for used vehicles.
April 13, 2021
Watch the 51st State of the Fleet Industry to get commercial fleet vehicles sales updates, understand commercial fleet movement over the last year through miles driven, number of trips, and fuel activity.
April 6, 2021
Today's topics include: analyzing fleet miles driven, year-over-year, to gauge the current state of the fleet industry; how the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal may affect fleets; and how the emergence of virtual sales managers impact fleets.
March 30, 2021
Topics discussed included understanding and managing DMV capabilities through the U.S. through the pandemic; overcoming the latest order-to-delivery challenges; and other strategies to help expedite the license and titling processes.
March 25, 2021
Topics discussed include how the variance between fuel costs and depreciation rates is decreasing; record breaking used-vehicle prices in March 2021; and tight wholesale market inventory through the year-end 2021.
March 23, 2021
Topics discussed includes if fleets should reevaluate their future vehicle cycling plans; the resolution of the unintended personal-use charge tax consequence on fleets in 2020; and how new accounting lease standards might impact future vehicle lifecycle trends.
March 22, 2021
Topics discussed in the latest video includes the latest trends in order-to-delivery times and fuel prices, the impact of the $1,4000 stimulus checks on resale values; tire price increases at Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin; and how changes in tax law could help the fleet industry transition to EVs.
March 16, 2021
Topics discussed include the ongoing supply constraints and impact on fleet OTD; analysis and forecasts of the shortage of automotive semiconductors; and growing concern about rising fuel prices.
March 9, 2021
Today's video covers ongoing vehicle supply constraints in both the fleet and retail markets; upward pressure on fuel prices; and production slowdowns due to ongoing shortage of microchips impacting orders of 2021-MY vehicles.
March 2, 2021